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Senior Specialist, Epidemiology Services

Research & Development
2002495 Requisition #
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The Senior Specialist, Medical Services will provide a broad range of epidemiological expertise to fulfill a variety of regulatory or non-regulatory safety related projects.


  • Perform independent analysis of data from epidemiology studies including critical appraisal and in-depth reviews of the scientific literature.

  • Will manage and manipulate large databases with millions of record

  • Perform statistical analysis of data

  • Manage, implement & communicate epidemiological interpretation of published literature to relevant PST teams

  • Assist in the writing and publishing of scientific articles, presentations and posters

  • Assist in protocol development, questionnaire design and statistical analysis plan for primary research

  • Represent GSP on various sub-teams and provide epidemiology expertise and recommendations

  • Present complex scientific data clearly to groups with varying levels of epidemiology

  • Contribute to the formulation of regulatory responses.

  • Resourcefully provides creative solutions to complex epidemiology, regulatory and systems problems


  • MPH or MS degree with 3-5 years of epidemiology, and/or public health experience.
  • SAS programming experience required
  • Industry experience preferred
  • Computer proficient (Windows, Word, Excel, Access, SAS and Endnote).
  • Has the ability to initiate quantitative methodology to answer research questions. 
  • Experience with pharmaceutical safety databases and AE reporting conventions (e.g. MedDRA).
  • Has the ability to interpret ICH/FDA regulations, guidelines affecting Drug Safety issues, and awareness  of impact of external factors e.g. regulatory changes.
  • Has the ability to interpret product labeling/literature for products, including their safety profile.
  • Applies medical, therapeutic and GPRMS product knowledge to make sound decisions on process improvements.
  • Conveys information and recommendations in a logical manner to colleagues (e.g. writes memos describing project progress, demonstrates an ability to organize and interpret data effectively; reviews and edits reports from vendors to maximize their value.
  • Initiate some training for epidemiology and non epidemiology staff.

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At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients.  As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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